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‘The little cursed one’ – a grape worth the trouble

La Maldita

2015 Garnacha

Rioja, Spain $12.99

The Spanish native Garnacha is a little grumpy.

The grape is thin-skinned and sensitive. It's hard to cultivate, and its vines are low-yielding. At one point in its history, it was even considered a weed, and for the last 30 years...


A boo-tiful bounty of Halloween entertainment and more

What a fun weekend I had! I punished my pancreas by sampling eight amazing, sugary offerings at RSVP's Clash of the Cupcakes in Manchester on Friday - the judges and I had a blast with emcee Mike Morin. See some beautiful photos on the Encore Facebook page! Saturday was downtown Nashua's ArtWalk Weekend and Food Truck...


MRT has spooky, otherworldly tale of guilt, redemption

What causes more dread and anguish: Fear of your posthumous comeuppance, or day-to-day living with your own guilt-ridden mind?

Through Nov. 6, Merrimack Repertory Theatre will present "Abigail/1702" at the Nancy L. Donohue Theater, 50 E. Merrimack St., in Lowell, Mass. The play by Roberto Aguirre-
Sacasa explores the telltale heart of a young woman battling...




5 DRAGONS LOUNGE: 28 Railroad Square. Saturdays: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. 578-0702.

110 GRILL: 27 Trafalgar Square.

BOSTON BILLIARD CLUB: 55 Northeastern Blvd. Mondays: Military Monday. Wednesdays: Wine Down Wednesdays (Ladies Night). Fridays: Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m., live music at 9 p.m. Saturdays: Throwback Saturdays with DJ Anthem spinning your favorite...


Lip sync battle, dance party fun on Friday for charity

MANCHESTER - At 7 p.m. Friday, Catholic Charities New Hampshire will hold a lip sync battle and dance party at the Radisson-Center of New Hampshire, 700 Elm St.

The night of dancing, drinks and fun will feature a text-to-vote, "American Idol" style competition for your favorite individual and team performers at this fundraiser to support...


Peacock Players has ‘a world of pure imagination’

NASHUA - At 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Peacock Players will present "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" at the Janice B. Streeter Theater, 14 Court St.

"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." That was the motto of author Roald Dahl, who has made several...


Witness the showdown of ‘Frost/Nixon’

MILFORD - At 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Milford Area Players presents "Frost/Nixon" at the Amato Center, 56 Mont Vernon Road.

The year is 1977; the American people are still reeling from the Watergate scandal, the White House cover-up, and Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon. Nixon, now a retiree in...


World-renowned organist Cowan coming to Nashua

NASHUA - At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, First Music will present Ken Cowan at The First Church, 1 Concord St. (top of Main Street).

First Music is fortunate to host Ken Cowan in recital for the combination of its ninth season opener, and the formal rededication of the restored 90-year-old pipe organ at the...


Lowell honors hometown hero at Kerouac festival

LOWELL, Mass. - "Everybody goes home in October," wrote Jack Kerouac in his novel "On The Road," and hundreds did as they celebrated the beatnik literary icon in his hometown last weekend.

The Lowell Celebrates Kerouac foundation, founded in 1985, is a nonprofit with a mission of "promoting a better understanding and appreciation of Jack...


arts digest

Call for artists:

PETERBOROUGH - New Hampshire Institute of Art is calling for entries from Monadnock area photographers. NHIA is looking for local photographers to help create an exhibit documenting the people, culture, architecture and landscape of the Peterborough area, that would include towns in a 15- to 20-mile radius. The work would be...


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